…courtesy of our friend Rick Shaftan, who is cataloguing the demagoguery on the airwaves this cycle.
The ad says the stock market was at an “all-time low” before Barack Obama took over as president, among other things.
It’s worth commenting that this ad isn’t running in a broader market, where the ridiculous claims and hyperbolic tone would engender a more negative reaction. Landrieu’s campaign doesn’t want that kind of scrutiny.
We can expect a good deal more of this, as it’s the calling card of Landrieu’s campaign boss Ryan Berni. Berni had this to say to Gannett after Sarah Palin campaigned with Bill Cassidy at a Republican unity rally in Monroe…
Maness’ ability to get 14 percent of the vote shows how “unimpressed conservatives were with Bill Cassidy,” said Ryan Berni, Landrieu’s campaign manager.
“They can certainly bring all the national Republicans that they want to into this race, but Bill Cassidy will not be able to hide from his record here,” Berni said. “We’re going to certainly drive that home.”
Of course, Cassidy wasn’t elected to Congress until 2008 so the claims made about how terrible the Republicans were before Obama took office (strangely, it doesn’t note that there was a Democrat-controlled Congress in the last two years of George W. Bush’s presidency) don’t particularly reflect Cassidy’s record. Rather, it sounds like Berni is full of BS and is happily Grubering the electorate.
In other words, it’s a typical Democrat campaign. The polls show those don’t work in statewide elections around here anymore.